This ancient, Asian green, also called pak choi, is just as excellent in a stir fry as in a marinated salad. Harvest at 5"–6" tall in only about 35 days for tender, baby Choi.
Plants are ideal for growing in containers, make a pretty addition to mixed containers, and resist bolting.
A cool-season vegetable in the cabbage family, Pak Choy (Brassica rapa var. Chinensis) features a mild flavor perfect for stir-fries.
Lifecycle: annual Timing: Spring crops require good timing and careful pest control. Direct-seeded fall crops are easier to grow. Shape: cushion, mound, or clump Common name(s): Bok choy, Pak choi, Bok choi, Brassica rapa var. Chinensis Bloom time: Winter, Spring Max reachable height: Height: 1 to 2 feet Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet Difficulty to grow: Moderately difficult
Planting Guide Sunlight: Full sun, part shade, Partial shade can help prevent summer crops from bolting. Soil: Requires well-drained soil, Prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Needs plentiful, consistent moisture. Water: Pak Choy is a shallow-rooted crop and requires frequent watering. Temperature: 45 to 75 degree C Fertilizer: Fertilizer 1 week before planting. Use organic fertilizer in the soil. Pak choi is a heavy feeder, so plant in well-fertilized beds.